Experts say that biologically, 20 is the best age to get pregnant and carry a child to term. But many women don’t become moms until later in life. Halle Berry had her first child when she was 41, and she thinks she is a better mother now than she would have been when she was 20. Let’s look at the actress’s story, including how she became a mom after turning 40 and how having kids changed her priorities.
Halle Berry has worked hard and been determined to build a successful career. She has been in popular movies like X-Men, Catwoman, and John Wick: Chapter 3, and she won an Oscar for her role in Monster’s Ball. Fans have always been interested in both her work and her personal life. She has been in many relationships with Hollywood stars and has been divorced three times.
She was married to David Justice at first, and they were together from 1992 to 1997. Eric Benét was her second husband, but they broke up in 2005. The actress then dated Gabriel Aubry. She had a daughter with him, Nahla Ariela, but they broke up in 2010. Berry said «yes» for the fourth time in 2013 when she married Olivier Martinez. They had a son, Maceo Robert, and she became a mother for the second time at age 47. The couple split up in 2016.
Halle is overjoyed to be the mother of two lovely children despite the fact that she has been married and divorced several times. She is of the opinion that becoming a mother is the most rewarding work in the whole world. She raises her children to always be themselves and «to march to the beat of their own drum» by reading parenting literature and modeling this behavior for them.
Although she had no clue it was possible at her age, the actress stated that she had fun both times she was pregnant: «Had I begun earlier, I definitely would have had five children.» Halle believes she was more equipped to be a mother at 41 than she would have been if she had had her first kid at 20.
She wasn’t interested in having kids or becoming a mother at the age of 30, and was instead focused on her career. But eventually she understood something was missing. Children were the missing element for her since she wanted something more than simply her daily trips to the set.
Holly’s life has changed in many ways since she became a mother. She said that, «Children change your priorities, and now I have a better reason to be here. Even though I enjoy acting, I would give up everything, for example, to spend time with my daughter, because my children are «the center and love of my life.»
According to the actress, her kids don’t care who she is outside of the house. She’s just their mom to them, not a celeb: «My son has been saying my full name out loud in public, like, ‘Halle Berry, can you pass me the ketchup?’» He knows that people react to it, but he can’t quite figure out why.»
Halle doesn’t just talk about her kids in a touching and meaningful way; she also talks about the “mistakes” she makes while raising them. For example, once her daughter Nahla didn’t comb her hair well enough, so the actress had to «shave» some of it off because it had «shrunk into a tight ball that felt like matted fur.»
She also posted a video of her son climbing the stairs in heels. The celebrity mom was judged right away in the comments section, to which the actress replied calmly that Maceo is just a kid who wants to have fun.
Like many working moms, Halle encourages other women to get jobs so they can show their kids what it means to be independent and strong. «You can’t ever balance it all,» she says. It’s a constant struggle to spend a little more time here or there, and I always feel a little guilty.» The actress spends all of her free time with her kids.
The actress says that she was in «mom mode» for almost 10 years. When her son started kindergarten, she finally felt like she could push herself again and show that she could follow her passions, take risks, and play characters that make her feel alive.
Halle is most proud of and happy about her children, but she is also not giving up on herself. Berry felt guilty and responsible for her failed relationships after they all ended badly. Still, the actress did not give up on love. Halle has been dating Van Hunt since 2020, and she seems happy with him. She only wishes she had met Van sooner so they could have spent more time together.
The actress is in charge of her own happiness, and she does everything she can to make her loved ones feel at ease: «I have two children with two different fathers. Van has a kid. As a mom in a modern blended family, all I care about is that my kids are happy with the decisions I make.”
After turning 50, her life is «full throttle» because she has everything she could want: kids, a career, and love. She also wants to show that women get better with age and that age shouldn’t matter as much.
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